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Zimbabwe upheavals in 2012 - rights groups

2011-12-23 22:57

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Harare - An alliance of Zimbabwe's main human rights and civic organisations says human rights violations and failures of the coalition government this year forecast greater upheavals in 2012.

The eight groups said on Thursday that 2011 saw an upsurge in political violence that had subsided amid optimism over the coalition's formation in 2009.

President Robert Mugabe has called for elections next year. The alliance says increased intimidation against activists and journalists is linked to his calls for polls.

To the bulk of Zimbabweans, Christmas has become a burden "instead of it being a joy".

Events this year showed a country "experiencing a failed transition and sliding back into the anarchy" that surrounded disputed, violence-plagued elections in 2008, the groups said.

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